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Local provider: more kids should get the oral health care they need for lifelong health

August 12, 2016
As a professional in dentistry bringing urgently needed affordable care to kids and families, I’m always looking for new ways of working smartly, to get more care to more members of our community. That’s why I’d like to see public officials in Washington state authorize dental therapists. Dental...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Breastfeeding at Work #RisersNBM16

August 10, 2016
We are in week 2 of our #RisersNBM16 celebration. Are you caught up on our blogs? That's okay! Here's a quick recap before we get into Wellness Wednesday! Kicking Off National Breastfeeding Month! #RisersNBM16 #MilitaryMonday: Modernizing Our Military Parental Leave Breastfeeding Stories: Meet...
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Can you go with the flow?

August 9, 2016
“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu For the last six months, I’ve been hard at work...
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#MilitaryMonday: Breastfeeding With A Food Allergy Baby

August 8, 2016
Nursing can be hard without support, and nursing a baby with food allergies can sometimes feel dang near impossible, especially with all of the misinformation both floating around the internet and sometimes even from healthcare providers. Here is how I did it with two babies!
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Head Smacker: During the Height of Mosquito Season, Congress Recesses — Without Fighting Zika

August 8, 2016
For months, public health officials have warned that the Zika virus eventually would show up in the continental U.S. They warned of this back in the winter, months before the mosquitoes that help transmit Zika were on most people’s radar screen. They warned of this in early summer, when Congress opted to recess for a very lengthy vacation and campaign season, without passing desperately needed funds to help fight Zika. They warned us. And now Zika is here.
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10 Easy Ways to Set yourself up for Breastfeeding Success in Life and Work!

August 4, 2016
Aside from the initial “figuring out how to survive life with a newborn” phase, one of the most stressful experiences for me was trying to figure out how I was going to successfully continue breastfeeding after I returned to work, and how I would fit in pumping as part of my daily routine. I knew I...
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5 Tips for Tandem Breastfeeding

August 3, 2016
I knew when I found out I was pregnant with my first that I wanted to attempt to breastfeed. I set a meager goal of six short weeks. We battled through those first few weeks learning from each other, dealing with a dairy intolerance, engorgement and more. But before I knew it, we were passing the...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Breastfeeding & Paid Leave

August 3, 2016
Our first Wellness Wednesday chat of the month is in the books! You can find the recap below if you missed it. For information on resources, feel free to check out our presentation with links for your convenience . Check out the Blab that we held a few months back on the subject.
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My Mother, My political Inspiration, My rock

August 3, 2016
Nancy Knighton, the best mom ever, a successful IT professional that did so well she was able to retire early to raise me and my brother, a breast cancer survivor, a public servant, a single mother, a super volunteer, a role model, a woman of faith, a good friend, all around one of the finest women...
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When Depression and Breastfeeding Come Together

August 2, 2016
As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and the beautiful things our bodies can do for our babies, we should also take time to remember the emotional hardships some moms face: The unspoken reality that many moms are dealing with postpartum depression while breastfeeding. As a single mom, I...
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